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by The Commander
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hurricanes 2017
Replies: 553
Views: 24850

Re: Hurricanes 2017

Thanks for the update Commander, some of us were wondering how you were fairing in Houston. Well, I suppose this experience has allowed you to better gauge the risk level for your specific location, for this kind of disaster, at least. It also sounds like you've learned that sheltering in is the be...
by The Commander
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hurricanes 2017
Replies: 553
Views: 24850

Re: Hurricanes 2017

So, curious as to people's thoughts about local Houston officials not requesting an evacuation and instead instructing people to shelter in place. At one point, apparently, the Governor suggested that people evacuate, and Houston officials were quick to state that residents should listen to local o...
by The Commander
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hurricanes 2017
Replies: 553
Views: 24850

Re: Hurricanes 2017

Well I've been watching the 4 major local news networks pretty much all day. I have seen some pretty dramatic footage, especially rescues. There are some good folks out there! I don't know how many of you live in flood prone areas, but I've thought of some preps that could possibly help: 1. rain boo...
by The Commander
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hurricanes 2017
Replies: 553
Views: 24850

Re: Hurricanes 2017

Reporting back to you from Htown. Shit is ugly and FUBAR! I can't keep track of the tornado and flash flood alerts I've gotten since Friday. I'm monitoring the local stations here, in fact out KHOU 11 news got flooded out and is no longer broadcasting. It's heartbreaking seeing what is happening. Th...
by The Commander
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hurricanes 2017
Replies: 553
Views: 24850

Re: Hurricanes 2017

Well, this is a surreal feeling. When I joined this fine establishment, I started prepping like crazy. At one point I could survive a disaster for months easy I though. Through the years my prepping has gotten lax I am ashamed to say. Many factors involved though. Now we're facing possible biblical ...
by The Commander
Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: From red dirt to awesome nagamaki sword
Replies: 17
Views: 1891

Re: From red dirt to awesome nagamaki sword

That's so stupid good, I can hardly concive it! :clap:

I've often wondered about "making" a gun or a blade with the rawest of materials. Usually people (like myself) assemble premanufactured parts. THIS guy actually pulled the shit out of the ground!!!!!
by The Commander
Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Your main folder/EDC?
Replies: 445
Views: 75746

Re: Your main folder/EDC?

Got this Gerber paraframe Tanto from Academy a few months back

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turned out to be a piece of shit that dulled easily and had a tip that lost its point even easier :vmad:

I'm looking for something better now
by The Commander
Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Am I Crazy? Itching for Black Rifle.
Replies: 19
Views: 2207

Re: Am I Crazy? Itching for Black Rifle.

There are a few places where I can buy lowers, stripped, and assembled to varying levels of completeness somewhat locally. So, when I do take this jump, I can get a fair bit of the components I need through local-ish shops. Are you saying you would have someone else build your lower? THAT would be ...
by The Commander
Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: sks for a mini 14??? (i did it)
Replies: 67
Views: 7308

Re: sks for a mini 14???

I has MAD LOVE for Mini 14s :clap:

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I consider SKS's huge chunks of shit. Put a folder on the Ruger and you're good to go. They are tough as shit and I have never seen one hiccup. As for the SKS, the 3 friends of mine that have em all have problems.
by The Commander
Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: firearm accessories that you want that are not on the market
Replies: 273
Views: 26265

Re: firearm accessories that you want that are not on the ma

Ok, here's one. AR-15's are insanely popular mostly because they're customizable by the end user with little tooling. Let's see more guns that're designed for massive modification. A single receiver that can convert from lever to pump, tube-fed to box mag. Swap barrels, bolt face, mag-tube liner & ...
by The Commander
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: What's a good handgun for a beginner?
Replies: 69
Views: 2127

Re: What's a good handgun for a beginner?

I would recommend a 9mm and something with a safety. Learning on a .22 is for a child (you might be a child I dunno) and having a safety gives you that repetition/muscle memory and you'll be used to the recoil off the bat. If it's going to be a defensive pistol then definately get something else. Be...
by The Commander
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Olin Mil-grade 00 Buck
Replies: 16
Views: 1582

Re: Olin Mil-grade 00 Buck

It's absolutely nothing extraordinary. Same as regular Winchester 00 buck.
by The Commander
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: firearm accessories that you want that are not on the market
Replies: 273
Views: 26265

Re: firearm accessories that you want that are not on the ma

If it doesn't exist, I make my own, or make a cheaper and better version of what's commercially available. 1 piece AK-47 folding stock adapter for an AR-15 buffer tube/stock combo for $20. Picatinny rail clamp for Remington 870. Railed MP5K handguard, etc etc. Pretty easy if you have the vision.
by The Commander
Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Is tumbling fired brass crucial?
Replies: 35
Views: 2084

Re: Is tumbling fired brass crucial?

Nightwing wrote:The big statement is, even though you haven't created any ammo yet do you have enough brass to make it worth it.
Boy howdy! I've been "brassing" for years now. Not every time I go to a range, but I've picked up a few cases here and there.

I'm seeing some great info in this thread, folks! :clap:
by The Commander
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:31 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Is tumbling fired brass crucial?
Replies: 35
Views: 2084

Re: Is tumbling fired brass crucial?

Well it looks like I'm gonna have to stop being a cheap ass and get that Frankford Arsenal tumbler after all. From what all you good folks said, the shine is worth it. After spending what may amount to a few hundred in supplies and equipment and have yet to crank out a cartridge to date, I've convin...
by The Commander
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Help Me Upgrade My Saiga AK in 7.62
Replies: 47
Views: 3951

Re: Help Me Upgrade My Saiga AK in 7.62

You can cut the gas block and front sight block off and get some real hardware on there. You should put an AK-103 sight + flash hider and get a good handguard set. A MUST have is a $12 Solar Tactical extended safety tab. Cut the HUH? Just thread it for a FH! Extending a safety only takes a bent pie...
by The Commander
Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Help Me Upgrade My Saiga AK in 7.62
Replies: 47
Views: 3951

Re: Help Me Upgrade My Saiga AK in 7.62

You can cut the gas block and front sight block off and get some real hardware on there. You should put an AK-103 sight + flash hider and get a good handguard set. A MUST have is a $12 Solar Tactical extended safety tab.
by The Commander
Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Is tumbling fired brass crucial?
Replies: 35
Views: 2084

Is tumbling fired brass crucial?

I am still in the process of getting my reloading gear setup; multiple dies, primers, powders, etc. I have brand new brass to start with though, but have yet to make a single cartridge. Of course, I have a bunch of used brass (isn't that the point?) I have collected over the years to reload. Some is...
by The Commander
Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: When will prices return to normal?
Replies: 48
Views: 2751

Re: When will prices return to normal?

Again, when it comes to panics, this isn't the last one . If you wait till the next time (which may come faster than anyone can see) you'll be in the same situation as you are now. Truer words were never spoken. This makes the 2008-09 panic look like nothing. $150 for a stripped AR-15 lower in 2009...
by The Commander
Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Next firearm help
Replies: 14
Views: 620

Re: Next firearm help

The 870 needs nothing else, unless you're like me and needs to mod every damn thing and add forearms, aftermarket stocks, etc. The 700 needs at least decent rings/mount and good glass to make it shine, and there's a ton of stock and trigger upgrades. You will regret it if you get a shitty scope. I r...
by The Commander
Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Budget side-flip 3x magnifier
Replies: 5
Views: 1443

Re: Budget side-flip 3x magnifier

I would suggest the Primary Arms 3X Long Eye Relief magnifier. The eye relief is almost unreal how good it is. I comboed it up with the American Defense Magnifier Swing Off Mount for $200 from Primary Arms. The thing locks on perfectly, and swings into action like you would not believe. The drawback...
by The Commander
Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Is it Ok to like Taurus yet?
Replies: 88
Views: 9712

Re: Is it Ok to like Taurus yet?

If my post was misunderstood or I misread anything I apologize and chalk it up to being shitcanned drunk. I went to the Iowa/ Nebraska football game today and started early! :rofl: I went to a Texans game a few weeks ago and because we are the #1 tailgating team in the NFL, I ran into a few peeps I...
by The Commander
Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: School me on magnifiers, plz...
Replies: 7
Views: 962

Re: School me on magnifiers, plz...

I recently got the Primary Arms 3X Long Eye Relief Magnifier / ADM Mount Bundle for $200. I must say, that combo is absolute bananas! The eye relief us unreal, works from angles no other magnifier can come close to. I run an EOTech 512. Primary Arms was kind enough to let me take my rifle down there...
by The Commander
Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:02 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Keeping motivation high?
Replies: 13
Views: 1499

Re: Keeping motivation high?

Thinking of what's happened in recent years gets my ass in gear...hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, tsunamis, earthquakes, economies collapsing, civil unrest, whole communities wiped out, cities going bankrupt... I never stop learning or trying to improve myself in some way. Though I'm an absolute c...

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